Author Archives: hayniedi

About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.

Ten things that made me happy in September

Our daughter and son-in-law have moved back to San Diego and will be staying with us while they search for a new home.  It is a crowded and busy household now but, as every parent knows, there is nothing nicer … Continue reading

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Is it too early to think about Christmas?

I know—the weather is telling us it is still summer!  But I am a lover of all things Christmas and IMHO, one can never have too much red and white with a sprinkling of green during the month of December. … Continue reading

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I want to live here

I usually spotlight interiors of homes that I would like to live in.  I get inspired by the furniture styles, paint colors and fabric patterns, architecture and artwork that is featured in the room.  This time, however, I am going … Continue reading

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Ten things that made me happy in August

August is a crazy month and one of my least favorites.  Nothing exciting to look forward to, no holidays to celebrate and hot, hot weather.  But, through it all, I managed to find ten things that made me happy as … Continue reading

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I want to live here

The home of model/actress Molly Sims seems to be the perfect spot to say goodbye to the summer of 2017.  I could easily live in this Pacific Palisades beauty and here are the reasons why: In this noisy world of … Continue reading

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Some of my favorite home decor fall finds

Was this the fastest summer ever?  In just a few weeks, fall will officially arrive but it already feels a bit like fall in the mornings here in San Diego.  While our changing seasons are not quite as dramatic as … Continue reading

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Five ways to extend your enjoyment of outdoor living now that summer is over

Aaah…the joys of summertime living–easy and carefree days, long evenings spent outdoors with friends and warm breezes wafting through open windows and doors.  Sadly, seasons change and before you know it summer turns into fall.  And while that means shorter … Continue reading

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